"Entourage" star Emmanuelle Chriqui has only recently landed on my radar as a supporter of environmental initiatives, but in a new interview with EcoStiletto.com
, she opens up about how she's making her personal life more sustainable as well.
"I’ve always been attracted to the alternative lifestyle, meaning organic and natural and alternative healing," she says. "That stuff has always been present in my life."
When asked about green fashion, the 32-year-old quips that bamboo is definitely her favorite. "I don’t understand why everybody doesn’t want to dress that way; it feels amazing — softer than the softest old T-shirt!"
“The whole thing is an exploration," she adds. "Fashion, cosmetics — I feel like every day there’s a new something that’s all natural, all organic, no parabens. I love going to Erewhon
(a natural foods market) and using Jason Body Wash. Just switching out everything and replacing it with the good kind.”
Chriqui admits that transitioning to a more sustainable life isn't something that happens overnight, saying that people should take their time and try out the different alternatives available.
"I feel like we need to make little goals for ourselves. You can’t do it all because it’s totally overwhelming and you give up, you’re like, 'Forget it! It’s too expensive, it’s too crazy, I’m fine the way I was.' Take baby steps. Give yourself a little goal each month. That’s the most effective thing you can do."
And just like anyone else, the actress says that she still isn't perfect — especially when it comes to recycling.
"Some weeks I’m great — I hardly have any garbage at all," she says. "And some weeks I’m like, 'Wow. I have a lot of garbage.' And my consumption of water bottles. I need to get organized. I’m moving, and in my next place I want to get the Kagan whole-house water filter. The bottles are such a big no-no."